The problem of lack of health research in some countries

In anticipation of the upcoming World Medical Report, which calls for the need for health research, Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK, and his team promise to present their views on the significance of the establishment of research strategies of public health, which is able to guarantee the functional and a thriving health care system. They emphasize that the main efforts on research in the field of medicine, until now, focused on countries that already have a functioning strategy, instead of those countries that do not have a strategy, nor any financial assistance for its development.

Experts estimated the ability of health research in different countries between 1996 and 2010. By measuring the number of medical research projects, published in the scientific institutions of each country. It has been found that when they used the absolute number of scientific papers, the smallest number of publications, mainly accounted for by small islands and some politically isolated country.

However, when experts analyzed the number of published work has on every citizen of the country, they found that the former Soviet Union and Africa are among the countries with the lowest number of health research. Both of these major regions of the world have recently experienced political conflicts and reduced life expectancy.

Stressing that the country providing financial support must prepare a strategy for long-term care and to understand that the best approach is to support medical research in the field of real their absence. Experts say:

"Despite the current global financial crisis, there is an indisputable argument, which must heed leading philanthropists - we need to explore the area for strategic investment in higher education in the countries in which we are still neglected."


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